Ham, Haṃ: 15 definitions
Ham means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Hinduism)
1) Haṃ is a seed-syllable (bīja-mantra) and relates to the region of Space.
2) “Haṃ” is the bīja-mantra for ākāśa, (“ether” or “space”).
Biology (plants and animals)
Ham in Thailand is the name of a plant defined with Coscinium fenestratum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebrooke (among others).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Food and Chemical Toxicology
· Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (1821)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1990)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Ham, for example health benefits, chemical composition, extract dosage, side effects, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
Languages of India and abroad
haṃ (हं).—An interjection indicating attention, intelligence, assent, approbation &c. It is the same with the more common form hāṃ, under which see some examples.
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hāṃ (हां).—ad ( H) A particle expressing consent, assent, admission, acknowledgment &c., yes. 2 An interjection indicative of sudden pleasure or of slight and agreeable surprise, corresponding well with the English Ah! yes! &c. Ex. hāṃ ātāṃ ślōka lāgalā; hāṃ hī kalpanā barī sucalī; hāṃ ātāṃ kāṭhī ragaḍūna pāṭhīvara basūṃ lāgalī kabūla hōtōsa kāya. 3 An interjection also of pain. v mhaṇa. See hāya. 4 An interjection to arouse, excite, awaken, and make attentive (to something that is to be enjoined or particularly inculcated). Ex. hāṃ khabaradāra puḍhēṃ bōlalāsa tara; hāṃ cālū dyā kāma puḍhēṃ basūṃ nakā.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
haṃ (हं).—An interj. indicating attention, assent.
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hāṃ (हां).—ad A particle expressing consent, Yes.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Ham (हम्).—ind. An exclamation expressive of anger, courtesy, or respect.
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Ham (हम्).—1 P. To go.
Derivable forms: hamm (हम्म्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Ham (हम्).—interj., = next: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.27.11, expressing surprise.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ham (हम्).—Ind. 1. An interjection of wrath. 2. An expression of courtesy or respect. E. hā, ḍamu aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ham (हम्).—An interjection of wrath.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ham (हम्):—ind. an exclamation expressive of anger or courtesy or respect (also ham bho, or ham bhoḥ; cf. haṃho), [Divyāvadāna; Jātakamālā]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ham (हम्):—interj. Expressive of warmth, or respect.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Ham (हम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Haṃ.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
1) Ham in Hindi refers in English to:—(pro) we—plural form of the first person pronoun [maim]; (a) similar; equal; together; ~[umra] contemporary; of equal age; ~[khyala] having similar views/ideas; ~[jimsa] co-professional; ~[julpha] married to sisters; husband of wife’s sisters; ~[joli] associate or companion, of the same age group; ~[dama] a friend; ~[darda] sympathetic; a sympathizer; ~[dardi] sympathy; ~[nama] namesake; ~[pesha] co-professional; ~[bistara] sharing bed (with); sexually related; ~[bistari] going to bed together, having sexual intercourse; ~[majahaba] a co religionist; ~[raja] a confidant; ~[raha] travelling together; ~[rahi] a co traveller; ~[vatana] a compatriot; ~[vara] even; ~[shakla] having similar looks/appearance, exactly resembling (each other); ~[saphara] a co-traveller, travelling together; ~[sara] equal; ~[sari] equality; ~[saya] a neighbour; ~[sina] see ~[umra]..—ham (हम) is alternatively transliterated as Hama.
2) Hāṃ (हां):—(nf) yes, yea; (ind) a word-denoting agreement, fulfilment, affirmation, etc; [hāṃ-hāṃ] yes, yes; a word expressing negation/affirmation that would depend on its intonation); ~[jī-hāṃjī karanā] to chime in; to keep on flattering; —[meṃ hāṃ milānā] to keep on flattering, to say 'yes' to everything, to chime in; —[hāṃ karanā] to affirm, to say 'yes'.
Haṃ (हं) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ham.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Hāṃ (ಹಾಂ):—[interjection] = ಹಾ [ha].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+574): Ham tu thao, Hama, Hama-bofu, Hama-endo, Hama-go, Hama-hiru-gao, Hama-inu-biwa, Hama-matsu-na, Hama-mizu-na, Hama-natsu-me, Hama-sasage, Hama-suki, Hamabat, Hamacas, Hamacauku, Hamacaurasa, Hamaci, Hamad, Hamafana, Hamago.
Ends with (+1039): Abacham, Abarham, Abhidham, Abhidosham, Abhighosham, Abhiksham, Abhimukham, Abhinham, Abhinisham, Abhisamdham, Abhisamstham, Abhisham, Abhivardham, Abhrisham, Abhyardham, Abhyasham, Abrahmasabham, Adashaham, Adehadaham, Adham.
Full-text (+2728): Avashakthika, Nishpratyuha, Anavagraha, Patakhala, Paryasti, Thapakila, Punyaha, Pretagriha, Kapiloha, Antargriha, Shunyageha, Nirutsaha, Avigraha, Asaha, Svapnagriha, Lobhaviraha, Saimha, Nispriha, Sarbbamsaha, Karnajaha.
Search found 110 books and stories containing Ham, Haṃ, Hāṃ, Hām; (plurals include: Hams, Haṃs, Hāṃs, Hāms). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 85 - Mode of purifying the Beatific principle of establishment
Chapter 83 - Mode of spiritual initiation that removes one’s bondage (nirvāṇa-dīkṣā)
Chapter 21 - Method of worshipping Viṣṇu and other gods
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 16.14 < [Chapter 16 - Daivāsura-sampada-yoga]
Verses 1.21-23 < [Chapter 1 - Sainya-Darśana (Observing the Armies)]
Verse 7.8 < [Chapter 7 - Vijñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Realization of Transcendental Knowledge)]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 229 [Unmanī Śakti—Paratattvarūpā] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Verse 295 [Mantrādhvā—haṃsaḥ-so'ham] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Verse 97 [Piṇḍamantra] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.42.9 < [Sukta 42]
Rig Veda 6.48.21 < [Sukta 48]
Rig Veda 10.166.4 < [Sukta 166]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.3.34-037 < [Chapter 3 - Mahāprabhu’s Deliverance of Sarvabhauma, Exhibition of His Six-armed Form, and Journey to Bengal]
Verse 3.1.253 < [Chapter 1 - Meeting Again at the House of Śrī Advaita Ācārya]
Verse 2.17.112 < [Chapter 17 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa and Descriptions of the Devotees’ Glories]